Corrective Exercises in Multimodality Therapy of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children

Therapeutic exercises are the one of the basic principles of idiopathic scoliosis conservative treatment. Further progression of the disease process among these patients leads to three dimensional abnormalities of a trunk, respiratory abnormalities and postural muscle imbalance [1]. This demands a precise approach for corrective therapeutic exercises to be applied. The concept of therapeutic exercises based on three dimensional spine correction preserving postural balance with application of special breathing exercises were first elaborated by Christa Lehnert-Schroth, Germany [3] and Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Germany [4].

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